Events

Apr
17
Fri
2015
Peter R. Ellis signing Evil Above the Stars at the Great Oak Bookshop, Llanidloes @ Great Oak Bookshop
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be at the Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes on Friday 17th April from 19:30-21:00 to sign and talk about his new fantasy series Evil Above the Stars. Both volume 1, Seventh Child, and volume 2, The Power of Seven, will be available. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meet Peter, listen to him talk and read, buy copies of the books and get him to sign them 😉



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Apr
24
Fri
2015
Peter R. Ellis signing Evil Above the Stars at Castle Bookshop, Ludlow @ Castle Bookshop
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be signing copies of his new fantasy series Evil Above the Stars at the Castle Bookshop in Castle Street, Ludlow on April 24th from 11.00 to 13.00. Peter will be there with copies of Volume 1, Seventh Child, and Volume 2, The Power of Seven. Come along, meet Peter, buy copies of the books and he will sign them for you.



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

 

Sep
29
Tue
2015
Peter R. Ellis reading from Evil Above the Stars at Llanidloes Library @ Llanidloes Library
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Peter R. EllisPeter R. Ellis will be at Llanidloes Library on Tuesday 29th September from 18:00 in a session shared with fellow local fantasy author Kim Gravell. Peter will read from and talk about his fantasy series Evil Above the Stars. Both volume 1, Seventh Child, and volume 2, The Power of Seven, will be available. Everyone’s welcome to come along to meet Peter, listen to him talk and read, buy copies of the books and get him to sign them 😉



Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Nov
13
Fri
2015
Elsewhen Press at Novacon 45 @ Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Elsewhen Press

As usual, we will be at Novacon in Nottingham in November (try saying that after a few pan-galactic gargleblasters!).

A panoply of our authors will be joining us, and participating in various panels. We will be co-hosting a party early on Saturday evening (in the downstairs bar of course). We will be in the Dealers Room so come and say Hello, browse our books (and please buy some – it makes the authors so happy, it’s a delight to see their eyes light up and their little faces beam with pleasure; especially so close to Christmas, it might mean they can afford to put a log on the fire after all on Christmas Day – no pressure!). We will also be launching three paperbacks at Novacon this year:
Sailor to a Siren by Zoë Sumra,
SmartYellow™ by J A Christy, and
Forbidden Alliance, the second book in Katrina Mountfort’s dystopian Blueprint trilogy.
There will be copies of the incredible and innovative An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown, which is published on Friday 13th (just to tempt fate!).
We will also have exclusive advance copies for sale of Bookworm IV: Full Circle, the fourth and final book in the Bookworm series by Christopher Nuttall, which is officially published on the 23rd November.

There will be flying saucers too 😉

 

Nov
14
Sat
2015
Sailor to a Siren – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck
Zoë SumraOn Saturday morning from 11-12 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Sailor to a Siren by Zoë Sumra. This is a space opera novel with significant nods to the gangland thriller genre. It’s a great debut from Zoë and establishes her as a name to watch in epic space opera. The depth of her characters, the breadth of her world-building, the ambition and longevity of her story-arcs spanning multiple generations of families, all make this a first step in what is likely to be a fascinating and enthralling universe. As Jaine Fenn said “If you like your space opera fast and violent, this book is for you”.

There will be drinks, books and Zoë (obviously – although as she’s very pregnant at the moment I suppose there’s a chance she might go into labour early and have to give it a miss).

SmartYellow™ – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.

Artwork: Leosaysays
Artwork: Leosaysays
jacavatarOn Saturday afternoon from 2-3 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching SmartYellow™ by J A Christy. This offers a worryingly plausible and chilling glimpse into an alternate Britain. For the sake of order and for the benefit of more fortunate members of society, those seen as socially undesirable are marked with SmartYellow™, making it easier for them to be controlled and maintained in a state of fruitless inactivity. Writer, J A Christy, turns an understanding and honest eye not only onto the weak, who have failed to cope with life, but also onto those who ruthlessly exploit them for their own ends. At times tense and threatening, at times tender and insightful, SmartYellow™ is a rewarding and thought-provoking read.

As well as drinks and books, J A Christy will be there to read from and sign copies of her book.

Nov
15
Sun
2015
Forbidden Alliance – Launch party @ Novacon 45
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 45 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 14/15th November, come and join us for our party on Saturday evening and also for our three book launches over the weekend.

Artwork: Alex Storer
Artwork: Alex Storer
Katrina MountfortOn Sunday morning from 11-12 in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Forbidden Alliance by Katrina Mountfort. This is the second book in the Blueprint trilogy that takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. More than sixteen years have passed since Caia and Mac, now renamed Cathy and Michael, fled their oppressive lives in the Citidome in Future Perfect (the first of the trilogy), although the plight of those who remain behind is never far from their minds. In addition to the issues explored in the first book, Forbidden Alliance poses additional questions, including those of leadership, family loyalties and whether it is possible to justify the sacrifice of human lives for the greater good.

Along with the drinks and books, Katrina will be on hand to read from her book and sign copies. What’s more there’ll be Parma Violets (Katrina’s favourite – so please come along to stop her from eating them all).

Mar
27
Sun
2016
Unity of Seven launch @ Mancunicon
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching the paperback edition of Unity of Seven, the third volume in Peter R. Ellis’ thrilling fantasy series, Evil Above the Stars, that appeals to readers of all ages, especially fans of JRR Tolkien and Stephen Donaldson. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester.

Apr
1
Fri
2016
Magic, Monsters, Metals, Mines in Mid-Wales (and mysterious worlds) with Malice, the Malevolence and the Maengolauseren. @ Great Oak Bookshop
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Magic, Monsters, Metals, Mines in Mid-Wales (and mysterious worlds) with Malice, the Malevolence and the Maengolauseren.

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Come along to the Great Oak Bookshop in Llanidloes in Powys at 11am on Friday the 1st April 2016 to meet Peter R. Ellis, the author of the Evil Above the Stars series for YA and adult readers, hear about these fantastic books and from the just-released third volume Unity of Seven.

Download a pdf flyer here

 

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Myth & Magic in Mid-Wales @ The Star
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Mysterious worlds of monsters, metals, mines and the Maengolauseren. Meet Malice, the Malevolence and September.

Visit the sites described in vol.3 of Evil Above the Stars, the fantasy trilogy with a Celtic theme, shortlisted for the Wishing Shelf Teenage Fiction Award.

The Star, Dylife
(on the mountain road between Machynlleth and Llanidloes)
11 a.m. Sat 25th June
Price £10 includes, tea/coffee & cake, talk, walk and light lunch.
Finish 2 p.m. approx. or take an additional walk.


For details and booking – email or tel/text (contact details above)

Find out more at www.ellifont.wordpress.com/peter-r-ellis-sf-fantasy

The Star, Dylife, SY19 7BW is a former drovers inn; one of the highest and most remote in Wales; now an event venue and b&b.
Tel: 01650 521345
Email: info@StarInnDylife.co.uk
Web: http://starinndylife.co.uk

Download a pdf flyer here

 

Sep
22
Thu
2016
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon by the Sea @ The Grand Hotel and The Royal Hotel
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day

FantasyCon by the Sea

In September we will be at FantasyCon by the Sea in Scarborough. It will be our first FantasyCon, so if you’re going to be there please come and say hello to us, we’d love to see you. We’ll be in the Victoria Room selling our books all weekend, and we have a launch party on Saturday for our two latest titles Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall and Mandigo and the Hellhounds by Anders Reemark.

Some of our authors will be there too: Christopher Nuttall, Rebecca Hall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.

Christopher NuttallRebecca Hall© Victoria Koshoni PhotographyImage of James Starling by Hannah B. FarrellTej TurnerDave Weaver

Sep
24
Sat
2016
Mandigo and the Hellhounds launch party at FantasyCon @ FantasyCon by the Sea
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

While we’re at FantasyCon we will be having a launch party for our two latest fantasy titles.

Mandigo and the Hellhounds, by Anders Reemark, is the book in the Mandigo trilogy. Translated from the Danish by Nina Sokol it is a classic epic fantasy story, suitable for younger readers but just as gripping for older readers.

When he was eight, Mandigo found a baby on a raft in the river and carried her to Greta, the wise woman who lived in the forest. By the time he was twelve, Greta had taught him some magic, but an evil force was looking for the baby and Greta decided to leave for the baby’s safety. Mandigo would have liked to go with her but his world is suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of a fearsome knight accompanied by a pack of Hellhounds…

The launch party is in the Harbourlights Restaurant in the Grand Hotel from 12-1pm on Saturday. If you’re coming to FantasyCon, please join us at the party.

 

Nov
12
Sat
2016
Freedom’s Prisoners – Launch party @ Novacon 46
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you’re going to be at Novacon 46 in Nottingham over the weekend of the 12/13th November, come and join us for the launch of Freedom’s Prisoners.

Artwork: Alex Storer
Artwork: Alex Storer
Katrina MountfortOn Saturday afternoon from 5-6pm in the Downstairs Bar we’ll be launching Freedom’s Prisoners by Katrina Mountfort. This is the third book in the Blueprint trilogy that takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Tensions have escalated since the breakout. Michael and his army of rebels may have won the first battle in their fight against the Citidome authorities, but can they win a war? The Citidomes are fighting back and no-one is safe any more as RotorFighters rain down fire on defenceless villages destroying them and their inhabitants. Freedom’s Prisoners explores betrayal, guilt, hope and endurance in an explosive conclusion to the Blueprint trilogy.

Along with the drinks and books, Katrina will be on hand to read from her book and sign copies.
 

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon 2017 @ The Bull Hotel, Peterborough
Sep 28 – Oct 1 all-day
Oct
19
Fri
2018
Elsewhen Press at FantasyCon 2018 @ The Queen Hotel, Chester
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

We will be at FantasyCon again in October. This year in the old walled city of Chester.

We will, of course, be in the Dealers Room for the whole weekend. We will be selling all of our titles.

On Saturday morning at 11am we are having a launch event in the Jubilee Room (shared with Horrific Tales) at which we will have readings from three of our latest books as well as some refreshments and the opportunity to chat to the authors and get them to sign your copy of their book (which we can sell you!). The authors at the launch will be:

Juliet KempThe Deep and Shining Dark
David M AllanThe Empty Throne
David CraigResurrection Men

Please come along to support them.

Some of our authors will also be participating in panels or giving talks as follows:

Fri 5:30pm The Gladstone Room
Putting the Science in Science FictionDavid M Allan

Sat 2:30pm The Edward Room
Reviewing and Getting ReviewedSusan Oke (moderator)

Sat 3:00pm The Gladstone Room
Are We All Teenagers at Heart?Juliet Kemp, PR Ellis

Sat 4:00pm The Albert Room
Writing Short FictionJuliet Kemp (moderator)

Sat 5:30pm The Albert Room
Cavorite to CoaxiumPR Ellis

Sat 8:30pm The Albert Room
Writing and Representing Queer Characters in Genre FictionPR Ellis

Sat 9:30pm The Albert Room
Writing GroupsSusan Oke

Sun 12:30pm The Edward Room
Underrepresented Voices in Genre FictionJuliet Kemp

The FantasyCon programme can be downloaded from here.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Dealers Room open to the public at FantasyCon 2018 @ The Queen Hotel, Chester
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you’re in or around Chester this coming weekend, but weren’t planning on coming to FantasyCon, there’s some great news for you. The Dealers Room at FantasyCon will be open to the public on Sunday morning (9am to 1pm). That means you can come in and visit a whole room full of Independent Publishers (including us) eager to sell you the best SFF books around; as well as purveyors of t-shirts, artwork and jewellery among other things.